Kerala circular for Thrissur Pooram celebration irks temple panels

A member of Thiruvambady Devaswom, main organisers of the pooram, said the directives were not practical and could not be implemented.

BySouth First Desk

Published Apr 13, 2024 | 7:30 PMUpdatedApr 13, 2024 | 7:30 PM


With the iconic Thrissur pooram just days away, temple committees have objected to a Kerala Wildlife Department circular banning the use of crackers, percussion and ‘theevetti’ (fire display) within a 50m radius of the parading elephants. None other than the mahouts should touch the pachyderms. The committees said the rules were impractical and asked the government for withdrawing them.

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